Team for Advanced Flow Simulation and Modeling
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Simulation of a G-11 Parachute Glide Induced by Suspension Lines Retractions
Clif Wilson, Mercer University
This project is a part of a research effort by the T*AFSM in
collaboration with US Army Natick Soldier Center.
In this project we carry out numerical simulation of the aerodynamic
response of a G-11 cargo parachute with retracted suspension lines. We
investigate how these retractions influence the payload descent velocity and
other aerodynamic performance characteristics. In our computations we use a
combination of fluid-structure interaction (FSI) and 6 degree-of-freedom (6DOF)
Figure 1: Configuration of the parachute with the suspension lines retracted.
Figure 2: Payload descent speed and vertical position for the retraction.